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Bill Federer serves up a daily dose of inspiration from the pages of American history with a special emphasis on America’s Judeo-Christian heritage.

The Love of Money and the Love of Power

American Minute with Bill Federer At the Constitutional Convention, June 2, 1787, 81-year-old Ben Franklin gave an address, titled "Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy": "Sir, there are two passions which have...

William Penn’s Lenape Indian Treaty, & Zinzendorf’s Moravian Missionaries, from Germany to Alaska

American Minute with Bill Federer In the summer of 1683, Ottoman General Mustafa Pasha was laying siege to Vienna, Austria, with 200,000 Muslim jihad warriors. Read as PDF...

America: An Experiment in Self-Government and Voting

American Minute with Bill Federer Theodore Roosevelt stated October 24, 1903: "In no other place and at no other time has the experiment of government of the people, by the people, for the people, been...

Lincoln’s Day of Fasting — Two days later, Civil War took a turn… &...

American Minute with Bill Federer During the Civil War, on March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer. Lincoln stated: "Whereas, the Senate of...

Was the U.S. Constitution Ratified by Christian States?

American Minute with Bill Federer George Washington dictated a "talk" to the Cherokee Nation, August 29, 1796: “Beloved Cherokees, The wise men of the United States meet together...

Government Intolerable Acts, Dr. Joseph Warren, & the Suffolk Resolves

American Minute with Bill Federer Listen Text to Voice ... Dr. Joseph Warren was born June 11, 1741. He enrolled in Harvard at age 14, and by 22, he was...

Abolitionist Poets

American Minute with Bill Federer The Second Great Awakening spread across America in the early 1800s. Not only was the Gospel preached, bringing people to a saving faith in...

William Brewster, and How Pilgrim Covenant twisted into Social Contract, then Socialism

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1534, England had officially established the Church of England. A revival movement to "purify" the Church of England was led by "Puritans." Other groups simply separated themselves, meeting in secret, being...

World War I: Middle East Oil, Lusitania, Spanish Flu, & the story of Sergeant...

American Minute with Bill Federer "The Great War" began in 1914 between Germany and its allies, against England and France and their allies. Battles were fought in Europe, Africa, the Pacific Islands, China,...

Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr on Love of Neighbor, Black &...

American Minute with Bill Federer Booker T. Washington was born in a slave hut on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia, APRIL 5, 1856. He taught himself...

Lamb of God sacrificed on Passover – Resurrected on Feast of First Fruits –...

American Minute with Bill Federer In his Easter Address, April 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan stated: "This week Jewish families and friends have been celebrating Passover ... Its observance reminds all of...

Persecution of Virginia Baptists shaped James Madison’s views Defending Liberty of Conscience

American Minute with Bill Federer In times of crisis people turn to Christ, and following the crisis of the French and Indian War, there was a move towards religion in...

Ben Franklin’s support of Religious Liberty, Freedom of Conscience, and Abolition of Slavery

American Minute with Bill Federer On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under...

America a Christian Nation

American Minute with Bill Federer U.S. Supreme Court stated in the 1892 case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, written by Justice...

Forefathers Sacrificed Their Prosperity for Their Posterity – the “Unborn Millions”

American Minute with Bill Federer The Founding Fathers sacrificed their PROSPERITY for their POSTERITY. After signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his wife: "I...

Wording of First Amendment & Who Twisted It

American Minute with Bill Federer On March 15, 1984, the U.S. Senate voted down children praying in public schools. President Ronald Reagan said: "I am deeply disappointed...

Women’s Suffrage: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Emma Willard, and Lucretia...

American Minute with Bill Federer In the U.S. Capitol Rotunda is a sculpture of women suffrage leaders Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia...

Admiral William Penn & His Son – Founder of Pennsylvania, Defender of Religious Liberty,...

American Minute with Bill Federer The English and the Dutch fought together to defeat the Invincible Spanish Armada in 1588. Afterwards, while the rest of Europe...

“Old Ironsides” USS Constitution – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., & His Dissenting Son

American Minute with Bill Federer "Old Ironsides" is the nickname of the three-masted frigate USS Constitution. Muslim Barbary Pirates of North Africa had captured the American...

Cold War, Socialism, & the Foreign Policy of Eisenhower & John Foster Dulles

American Minute with Bill Federer "There is only one defense -- a defense compounded of eternal vigilance, sound policies, and high courage" - stated John...